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  • A blend of Anthony Perkins, Jon Hamm, and James Stewart...
    — Don Aucoin, The Boston Globe, "For Paul Melendy, acting is a far-from-horrible life"
  • A young actor of rare comic agility...
    — Don Aucoin, The Boston Globe, "It’s a wild, wild West in Landry’s ‘Brokelahomo!’"
  • Melendy brings sweetness, dignity, and humor to Simon, who is probably autistic, even though ‘he’s never been diagnosed.’ ...Melendy makes sure that Simon is not an afterthought for the audience.
    — Nancy Grossman, Broadway World, "BWW Review: THE LAST SCHWARTZ in New England Premiere at Gloucester Stage"
  • Melendy delivers a performance as George Bailey that is a small gem of comic virtuosity. He drawls and stammers and channels James Stewart’s aw-shucks persona to perfection.
    — Don Aucoin, The Boston Globe, "'It's a Horrible Life' a Holly, Jolly Sendup"
  • As the prince, Melendy has an assured comic prescence. When he lifts his leg in an unassuming, but queeny gesture, he all but stops the show; and his droll delivery is priceless.
    — Robert Nesti, EDGE Boston, "Snow White and the Seven Bottoms"
  • Paul is a playwright’s dream... his comic instincts are so sharp that he immediately gets at and highlights all of the many many comic moments...
    — Brooks Reeves, The Boston Theatre Marathon Review, "Hair of the Dog by Constance Congdon - A Review"
  • Yet it was Paul Melendy as Flute who threatened to steal the show in the eleventh hour, giving an outrageous performance as Thisbe to rival some of Terry Jones’ wildest drag acts as a member of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Melendy camped, strutted and sang his way across the stage with abandon.
    — Kate Stringer, The Boston Musical Intelligencer, "'A Most Rare Vision' in Esplanade Dream"
  • The ever-nimble Melendy is able to transcend... turning in a comic gem of a performance as the all-but-clueless Russell.
    — Don Aucoin, The Boston Globe, "A Bank Robbery and a Play Go Wrong at Gloucester Stage"
  • The nimble Melendy again seizes the opportunity to showcase his exceptional comic gifts: His Prince Charming is hilariously self-absorbed, a fop’s fop.
    — Don Aucoin, The Boston Globe,"Landry's 'Snow White' is plenty animated"
  • Paul Melendy’s impressive turn as George Bailey is the glue that holds this merriment together.
    — Nick Dussault, Metro,"Every Time a Bell Rings, an Angel Hits the Stripper Pole"
  • Melendy shines in this demanding role...
    — Sheila Barth, Theater Mirror, "The Fakus: A Noir - A Review by Sheila Barth"
  • Paul V. Melendy is exceptionally funny and well-sung as the pantalooned Prince Charming who may be panting after the wrong partner.
    — Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce's Choices, "Theater: As You Like It/Where the Mountain Meets the Moon/Snow White and the Seven Bottoms"
  • Paul Melendy, playing Lavinia, carries the female role with flawless commitment and respectability. ... outstanding individual performance...
    — The Harvard Crimson, "'Andronicus' Sets a Somber Tone in Garage"
  • Simon is a challenging character to portray realistically and respectfully. Paul Melendy gives a triumphant performance... His real-world Simon is astoundingly well researched and convincing. The actor admirably captures the physicality of someone who is uncomfortable in the space he inhabits, who simply does not desire to belong.
    — Jess Viator, ArtsFuse, "Fuse Theater Review: 'The Last Schwartz' — Family Matters"
  • Local favorite Paul Melendy as bumbling Patrolman Mancuso finds enough humanity in these people to make you hope they all find what they’re looking for.
    — Nick Dussault, The Metro, "Nick Offerman brings 'Dunces' to Life at Huntington Theatre"
  • Paul Melendy in the earnest leading straight man role (channeling Jimmy Stewart, or David Niven here) embodies the balance perfectly. He actually almost made me cry in the middle of this outrageous material.
    — Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce's Choices, "THEATER: JESUS CHRIST, IT’S CHRISTMAS!"

Paul Melendy is an actor based in Boston with experience in theatre, film, and television. Over the past decade, Paul has become best known in Boston for his strong comedic chops and even stronger eyebrows. 

In theatre, area credits include A Confederacy of Dunces co-starring Nick Offerman and Ryan Landry’s “M” (Huntington Theatre Company), Shakespeare at Fenway! with Mike O’Malley, Neal McDonough, and Christian Coulson, and Art with Seth Gilliam (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company),  A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company/Boston Landmarks Orchestra), Bank Job and The Last Schwartz (Gloucester Stage Company), The Apple Family Plays (Greater Boston Stage Company, Gloucester Stage Company, and New Repertory Theatre), Shear Madness (Charles St. Playhouse), and Ryan Landry’s Jesus Christ, It’s Christmas!, Snow White & the 7 Bottoms, and It’s a Horrible Life (Gold Dust Orphans). Other regional credits include Underground Railway Theater, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Centastage, New Century Theatre, Wheelock Family Theatre, W.H.A.T., and Barnstormers Theatre.

Paul has originated several roles in world premieres, including The Fakus (winner of the 2013 IRNE Award for Best New Play) and Noir Hamlet in Boston. He is an ArtsImpulse Award winner (Best Ensemble in a Play -- The Apple Family Plays), an Elliot Norton Award nominee (Outstanding Musical Performance by an Actor -- for his role as George Bailey in It’s a Horrible Life), and a 2017 IRNE nominee for Best Actor -- Midsize Play for his role as Simon in The Last Schwartz

Paul’s growing list of film credits includes Unfinished Business with Vince Vaughn and Dave Franco, The Makeover with Julia Stiles, The Pink Panther Deux with Steve Martin, and most recently Father of the Year with David Spade, which hit Netflix July 2018. He recently filmed a promo for CBS sports with John Malkovich which aired before the 2018 NFL AFC Championship game. You can also catch him on TV regularly as the Naked Guy for an infamous Bernie and Phyl’s ad, as well as in commercials for Webster Bank, Ally Bank, Staples, and the New Hampshire State Lottery, and in web spots for Citizens Bank.

Paul holds a BFA from Salem State University and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild.